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Industry in West Michigan

Home to one of the most diverse markets in the U.S., West Michigan companies make everything from cell phone components to software. Browsing through our company database will show you that if you need it designed, programmed, or mass-produced, you’ll find a partner here.

Top 20 West Michigan Employers (2017)

Company Name Employee Count Description
Spectrum Health (HQ) 25,000 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
Meijer (HQ) 10,340 Supermarket Retail & Distribution
Mercy Health (Kent & Muskegon) 6,200 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Amway Corporation (HQ) 4,000 Consumer Goods Manufacturing
Gentex Corporation (HQ) 3,900 Glass Product Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Perrigo Company 3,800 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Herman Miller Inc. (HQ) 3,621 Office Furniture Manufacturing
Steelcase Inc.(HQ) 3,500 Office Furniture Manufacturing
Grand Valley State University (HQ) 3,306 Higher Education
Lacks Enterprises, Inc. (HQ) 2,800 Plastic Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Grand Rapids Public Schools (HQ) 2,800 Elementary and Secondary Schools
Farmers Insurance Group 2,700 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carrier
SpartanNash (HQ) 2,585 Supermarket Retail & Distribution
Gordon Food Service (HQ) 2,544 Grocery and Related Products Merchant Wholesalers
Magna International Inc 2,500 Glass Product Manufacturing for Automobile Industry
Metro Health Hospital 2,400 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Ventra 2,384 Motor Vehicle Plastic Parts & Metal Stamping
Alcoa Howmet Corp. 2,350 Aerospace Instrument & Aircraft Engine Parts Manufacturing
Fifth Third Bank 2,280 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Priority Health (HQ) 2,250 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers

Largest West Michigan Service and Financial Institutions

Company Employee Count Industry
Meijer (HQ) 10,343 Supermarket Headquarters, Retail & Distribution
Farmers Insurance Group 2,700 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carrier
SpartanNash (HQ) 2,585 Supermarket Headquarters, Retail & Distribution
Gordon Food Service (HQ) 2,544 Supermarket Headquarters, Retail & Distribution
Fifth Third Bank 2,278 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Priority Health (HQ) 2,250 Direct Health and Medical Insurance Carriers
Consumers Energy 1,500 Other Electric Power Generation
Amway Hotels (Amway, Courtyard, JW Marriott) (HQ) 1,315 Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels
Booking.com 1,200 Travel agencies and services
Huntington National Bank 905 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Gun Lake Casino 900 Casino Hotels
Dialog Direct 789 Customer service contact center
Teleperformance 600 Customer Service Contact Center
Chemical Bank 450 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Macatawa Bank (HQ) 430 Banking - Personal & Commercial
Hastings Mutual Insurance (HQ) 423 Direct Property and Casualty Insurance Carriers
Wells Fargo 170 Banking - Personal & Commercial

Top 10 Industries by Establishments (2017)

MSA West Michigan

Citations and Data Sources

* Companies with an (HQ) after their company name are headquartered in West Michigan.
*The MSA consists of the following counties: Barry, Kent, Montcalm and Ottawa.
**The West Michigan region consists of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa.

Top Employers data source: When possible, company employee numbers are obtained from company staff or websites. Other sources include press reporting and business reporting agencies.

All other data sources: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) / www.economicmodeling.com.